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IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #6 Can we reduce poverty with technology?

LIGHTNING SESSION 6: Can we reduce poverty with technology?

Presenter

Name: Diego Molano, Chair, ICC BASIS, Former ICT minister of Colombia; International Consultant, Digital Transformation of Governments and Companies

Organization: International Chamber of Commerce, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative

Stakeholder Group: Private sector

 

 

Session Time: 
Monday, 12 November, 2018 - 14:20 to 14:40
Theme: 
Development, Innovation & Economic Issues
Report: 

- Session Type (Workshop, Open Forum, etc.):  Lightning session

- Title: Can we reduce poverty with technology?

- Date & Time: Monday, 12 November, 14:00-14:20

- Organizer(s): ICC BASIS

- Chair/Moderator: Diego Molano, Chair, ICC BASIS, Former ICT minister of Colombia; International Consultant, Digital Transformation of Governments and Companies

- Rapporteur/Notetaker: Timea Suto, ICC BASIS

- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer):  N/A

- Theme (as listed here): Development, Innovation & Economic Issues

- Subtheme (as listed here): Internet for Development & Sustainable Development Goals

- Please state no more than three (3) key messages of the discussion. [150 words or less]

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- Please elaborate on the discussion held, specifically on areas of agreement and divergence. [

150 words] Examples: There was broad support for the view that…; Many [or some] indicated that…; Some supported XX, while others noted YY…; No agreement… - Please describe any policy recommendations or suggestions regarding the way forward/potential next steps. [100 words]

- What ideas surfaced in the discussion with respect to how the IGF ecosystem might make progress on this issue? [75 words]

- Please estimate the total number of participants.

- Please estimate the total number of women and gender-variant individuals present.

- To what extent did the session discuss gender issues, and if to any extent, what was the discussion? [100 words]

- Add your Inputs to the UN SG High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation as explained here:

Contact Information

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